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Soft Machine was a pioneering psychedelic, progressive rock and jazz band from Canterbury, United Kingdom, named after the book The Soft Machine by William S. Burroughs. They were one of the central bands in the Canterbury Scene.

The band originally consisted of Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Daevid Allen and Mike Ratledge, most of whom were former members of The Wilde Flowers in 1966. Later members have included Hugh Hopper, Roy Babbington, Elton Dean, John Etheridge, Karl Jenkins, John Marshall, and… read more

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  • the band which eventually makes you love odd time signatures (and makes common time signatures boring).
  • WHY WHY WHY WHY ARE WE SLEEPING
  • Оказывается, эмбиент изобрел не Ино
  • I love The Softmachine's first three albums sooooo much. English pop music at it's best - experimental , adventurous and with a self-deprecating sense of humour that deflates pretension at every corner. They're a band that you can be 'fond' of.
  • This is the kind of band I was looking for! HELL YES!!!!!! ♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡ [2]
  • RIP dear Allen... Say hi to Kevin, Daevid [2]
  • Thanks for the great weird music, many a night fell asleep listening with headphones on, growing up. SM and King Crimson changed my teen years forever. Say hi to Kevin, Daevid.
  • RIP, [artist]Daevid Allen[/artist]; great guitarist
  • RIP Daevid Allen!

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